Cabinet Ministers in Saudi Arabia has issued an order for five government bodies to initiate the implementation of recently passed regulation of Quarterly Iqama Renewal of Expats.
Based on the above decision instead of Annual payment for Iqama Renewal for individual as well as Dependents. Payments can be made Quarterly (every 3 months) which would give a sigh of relief to all the expats who are living with their family in the kingdom.
Quarterly Renewal of Iqama in Saudi Arabia
Higher authorities have instructed the MOI (Ministry of Interior) to start working on the decision after agreement with the Ministry of HRSD and SDAIA (Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority)
The Cabinet decision which was taken on 26th of January, the renewal of iqamas on a minimum quarterly basis instead of annual iqama renewal, is not applicable to domestic workers and those holding similar professions.
Fees will include the following:
– Work Permit Fees
– Iqama issuance Fees
– Expat Levy & Dependent Fees
This can be split up and paid based on the duration of renewal
Ministry of Human Resources & Social Development has proposed some draft amendments in the Labor Law in Saudi Arabia, under which the employer has to pay the full month of salary as compensation for each year of service of the employee in the event of the employer terminates the labor contract, which is for an unspecified period of time.
The employer has to pay the wage for the remaining period of the contract if it is for a specified period of time.
On the other hand, if the employee wants to end the contract, then he has to pay half month compensation for each year of service and the wage for the remaining period of the contract. The compensation should not be less than wage of two months.